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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Public Information Office


For Immediate Release: Sept. 29, 2008


Apply now for Events Sponsorship Funding Program


GOODYEAR, Ariz. – (Sept. 29, 2008) – The city of Goodyear is now accepting applications for its Events Sponsorship Funding Program for Fiscal Year 2009-10.


Every year, Goodyear funds events produced by non-profit organizations that add to the quality of life for Goodyear residents. The program provides direct monetary grants and indirect in-kind services to agencies and organizers that hold festival-type events that are widely attended by local residents. Last year’s funding of $65,000 plus in-kind costs went for such events as the Phoenix Symphony Lakeside at Estrella, a performing arts series by the West Valley Arts Council, Fiestas Patrias, Tres Rios and Relay 4 Life. 


If your event is not physically in the city, it should be well-attended by Goodyear residents.


The city considers many tangible and intangible factors when evaluating the value of its sponsorships. Some of the key criteria are:


·        Is the event in the City of Goodyear?

·        If not, is the event attended by a large number of Goodyear residents?

·        Will Goodyear residents receive substantial benefit from the sponsorship?

·        Will the City receive a good return on its investment/good value and publicity for the money?

·        Is this an established event and/or a growing one?


To download an application, log on to Click on Forms & Applications on the homepage and go down the alphabetical listing to Event Sponsorship Funding Application.


Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.  Mail or deliver applications to the Communications Office, Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338.


Please read the online application carefully and be sure to complete all requirements. 


Sponsorship funding amounts, both cash and in-kind, approved by the City Council will be part of the FY 09-10 budget to be adopted by the City Council. Award recipients will be notified by letter in April 2009 of the amounts approved by Council and should receive funding approximately two weeks before the event is scheduled. 


For additional information, contact Goodyear Communications Manager Paula Ilardo at 623-882-7820 or

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749